“Let our government be like that of the solar system. Let the general government be like the sun and the states the planets, repelled yet attracted, and the whole moving regularly and harmoniously in several orbits.” said John Dickinson, a Delaware Delegate in 1787 (constitutionfacts.com). The United States has a government that, for the most part, flows smoothly. However, our governing documents have not always been so harmonious.
The New England and Southern Colonies at first came across as very similar. Both of the colonies had a big group of people that came from England. The motivations that the two colonies had were different which caused them to go into two completely different directions. A big difference that they faced was that the New England colonies had a very strict religion. The Southern colonies were primarily focused on the economic prosperity.
The Constitution of the State of Texas describes the structure and the function of the government of the U.S. state of Texas. It was established in 1827 when Texas was still a part of Mexico under the Mexican Constitution of 1824 . Due to escalating tensions between the two states, Texas established its independence in 1836, established the Republic of Texas, and adopted a new constitution. In March 1, 1845, the U.S. enacted a congressional joint resolution that proposed the annexation of Texas to the United States. The people of Texas approved an annexation ordinance and a new constitution on October 13, 1845.
Interactions amid the provinces and the federal government, from constitutional issues to the most irresistible topics bang up-to-date in the country, are indemnified beneath the umbrella of “Federalism”. Authorities are shared so that on some matters, the state governments are decision-holders, whereas on the other matters, national government grasps the autonomy. In last twenty-five years, the upsurge of federal fiats on both governments, local and state, has shifted the power amongst state and national governments. Now, the national government is beginning to have more governance over the state’s engagements.
After the Articles of Confederation failed because they failed to give enough power to the national government and congress, our founding father’s needed to reflect on its flaws for a new system to be set in place. Their new creation, our Constitution, was then set into place, and was created from a basis of the Articles of Confederation. The Articles of Confederation directly influence the Constitution by its failure by changing some of the responsibilities of the federal and state governments. The Articles of Confederation gave too much power to the states, and the Constitution changed that.
The Federalist agreed with the Constitution and its provisions. The wanted to create a strong federal government that will combine both the federal and the states as one nation. One of the weakness that the Articles of Confederation address is that the state had rights to levy taxes and regulate commerce. The states where in charge of the money coming in. The government concern was that if the states did not provide funds for the military they could not do anything about it.
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” That one sentence changed my life, those thirty one words altered my decisions, the words “liberty” and “justice” shaped my future. To some, freedom, liberty, and independence are benefactions; others view them as excesses. But to me, those words signify duty, honor, and country. Everything granted to us is not free, we have to earn each and every aspect of the objects we have in life.
According to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the main problem of modern societies is that they do not promote either equality or freedom. Therefore, he proposes a model of government that is based on the “general will”. As I am going to explain in details later on, the general will for Rousseau is the only way to promote the common good for the whole society. However, in my opinion, his model of government ensures equality at the expense of personal freedoms. In fact, he believes that people need to be educated to a common civic sense that allows them to pursue a greater good; but for me his education is a form of indoctrination and Rousseau’s perfect government is destined to degenerate in a totalitarian regime.
INTRODUCTION Although the Patricians and the Plebeian classes are both citizens of the Roman government, there exists a great deal of economic and political differences on the extreme ends of these two Roman classes that had high level of influence on their relationships with each other; the Plebeian revolt was inspired by these economic and political differences that ultimately led to a dichotomy between the two classes and consequently a Plebeian revolt. In this paper, I will be examining the nature of these two classes, as well the economic and political differences that exists between them. I will also be analyzing their extreme ends – showing the results of the first revolt, and from the results an inference will be drawn signifying what
Parliament sovereignty in its simplest form means the right to make, change or abolish any law (Haywood ???). Haywood (???) also discusses legal sovereignty as the ‘right’ to command obedience and political sovereignty as the ‘power’ to command obedience. Haywood goes on to discuss internal sovereignty as being the power authority within a given state such as the UK. External sovereignty would relate to the state/UK within the international spectrum and how the state uses its power to influence or be influenced by other states.
In John Gardner's novel Grendel he has many examples of how violence is in our society everywhere. “The state is an organization of violence, a monopoly in what it is pleased to call legitimate violence” - Gardner. In Grendel he gives many examples of how Hrothgar abuses his power and uses violence to control his people. America, in many ways, is like Hrothgar’s kingdom.
In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the government is most like a strong central government. In the story, the people are almost “brainwashed’ into thinking what the government wants them to. The government controls what their people know and their knowledge about other countries. And all books are banned, because of the possibility that people will read about how other societies are better and might rebel. The schooling there is completely different, and they learn practically nothing.